How to make Khus Khus Payasam - Poppy seed kheer - another speicality of South India.

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Main Ingredients : Poppy Seeds, Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Khus Khus Payasam

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Khus Khus Payasam checkout Khuskhus Halwa, Khuskhus Jo Seero, Khus Khus Kheer. You can also find more Desserts recipes like Caramelized Banana Sundae, Walnut Brownies, Thandai Mousse, Marble Swiss Roll.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Khus Khus Payasam Recipe

  • Poppy Seeds soaked 1 cup

  • Milk soaked 1/4 cup

  • Scraped coconut 1/2 cups

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts broken 4-6

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Grind poppy seeds, rice and coconut to a fine paste.

Step 2

Strain this paste through muslin cloth into a bowl.

Step 3

Heat milk in a non stick pan. Add sugar and mix well and simmer.

Step 4

Heat ghee in a small non stick pan, add cashewnuts and sauté lightly.

Step 5

When the milk starts boiling, add poppy seeds-rice-coconut milk.

Step 6

Add cardamom powder and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

When the payasam becomes thick, add fried cashewnuts along with ghee and mix well. Serve hot or cold.